Spring Gardens about to bloom after good rain

The wonderful cool climate gardens of the Blue Mountains are renown for the splendour as we come into spring with the cherry blossoms starting to bloom already.  The great soaking rains received late winter have set the scene for a magnificent array of spring colour. The Open Gardens scheme and the Leura Gardens Festival are only two of the formal celebrations along the way but you can visit Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens all year round, along with Mt Wilson, Mt Irvine and many smaller gardens like the Blackheath Rhododendron Gardens. Crimson Villa has lots of local information to help you along your way garden wandering…1187134_546820322054002_82137303_n

Leura Autumn Harvest Festival

 

Saturday 10th May 2014

 

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Come and enjoy the changing of the autumn leaves and visit Leura Village Autumn Harvest Festival and do the full circuit to Mt Tomah Gardens TomahROMA Autumn Sustainable Food and Wine Festival.

Now in its 11th year, TomahROMA will this year include about 30 stallholders from the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions: fresh juice and cider from local Bilpin apples; wine from Mudgee; handmade bags from Woodford; cupcakes from Penrith; and plants propagated by the Growing Friends, volunteers at the botanic garden – just a small taste of the variety of lovingly made regional produce visitors will be able to sample and buy.

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1920s Radio Plays at Mountain Heritage Retreat

Sunday 23rd February 2014

Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Jane Goes into the Christmas Card Business

Don your best 20s gear and head to the Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat ballroom and enjoy Radio Plays “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “Jane Goes into the Christmas Card Business” by Goodman Ace. Great Prize for the best 20s outfit, audience acclaim will pick the winner.

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Date: Sunday, 23rd 

February 2014
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat
Cost: $15pp + Booking fee

Tel: (02) 4782 2155
Email: contactus@mountainheritage.com.au
Website: www.mountainheritage.com.au

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival – Performances & Workshops

 

 

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Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2014

 

The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most fun and unique events of the year…..

The fifth annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival!

On Saturday the 8th February there will be performances and workshops from acts from across Australia. The workshops are for all levels from beginners through to advanced including a workshop to introduce you to song writing.

We will be using the iconic Carrington hotel as our backdrop to the Festival.

This is your opportunity to see Australia’s best musicians who also happen to play ukulele in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

We believe there are only two types of people in the world, those that play ukulele and those people who want to play ukulele!

Date: Friday 7th February, Saturday, 8th February & Sunday 9th February 2014
Time: Friday 7th February -SOLD OUT, Saturday, 8th February 10:00am & Sunday 9th February 10:00am
Venue: The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Cost: Workshops FREE, Dinner $ 62PP – SOLD OUT !

Tel: 0412 228 326
Email: robbocx@tpg.com.au
Website: www.bluemugs.com.au

New Year’s Eve in the mountains

Come, welcome in the New Year at one of the fabulous Blue Mountains Vintage Tourism venues….

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Join the Mat Hatters Tea Party at the Carrington, celebrate dinner at Echoes or Lilianfels or just watch the stars light up the sky in peace and quiet. Whatever you are searching for, you’ll find it in the Blue Mountains…

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It’s back again – the Roaring 20’s this February

Roaring 20’s & All That Jazz Festival in the Blue Mountains 

1 – 24th February 2014

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The celebration of decadence, architecture and jazz music will continue with a dizzying round of costumed balls and high teas, historical walks, fashion parades, outrageous (for the time) dancing and jazz music.

There will be the Leura Long Lunch, 1920s-themed transport rallies and film nights, garden tours, murder mysteries, radio plays, vintage sports and more. Check out the programme and book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out!